Database Administration and Support: Diploma Summary

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A database administration and support diploma is the first step towards a career as a database administrator. Typical coursework includes data warehousing basics, database technologies and e-commerce fundamentals. Read on about this exciting diploma opportunity.
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What is a Database Administration and Support Diploma?

This diploma program will teach you how to manage and store information in a clear and useful way. You will learn the skills that are necessary to set up computer databases, test and monitor those databases, and ensure their security.

Skills You Will Learn

In a database administration and support diploma program, you will learn how to use database management software for the major computer operating systems. Learn how to identify the information needs of clients and implement them into databases, modify and coordinate these databases and provide support for them.

Coursework

In a typical database administration and support diploma program you will encounter the following courses:

  • Data Warehousing Basics
  • Database Technologies
  • Multi-table Databases
  • E-Commerce Fundamentals
  • File System Rights and Administration

Why Get a Database Administration and Support Diploma?

Because of the technical nature of the field, those who are qualified to be database administrators need to have extensive experience and training. A diploma shows to employers that you have the knowledge and experience to be a database administrator.

What Can I do with a Database Administration and Support Diploma?

With this diploma, you can find a position as a database administrator at an office, laboratory, or other relevant facility. A database administrator is responsible for identifying the specific needs of his client and implementing them into information databases. This person is also responsible for maintaining databases and ensuring their security.

Job Outlook and Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), the demand for database administrators will grow much faster than average until at least the year 2014. The median annual income for database administrators was around $60,000 in 2004.

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  • MS - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • BS - Computer Science
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  • M.S. in Computer Science
  • B.S. in Computer Programming

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  • MSM in Information Technology
  • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
  • AASIT: Network Admin

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Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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Liberty University

  • DBA: Information Systems
  • BS: Information Technology: Application and Database Development
  • BS: Information Systems

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Walden University

  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Data Science

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Regent University

  • M.S. in Business Analytics
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  • B.A. in Leadership Studies - Information Technology

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